Are you fed up of reading Indian writers dishing out the same diaspora-nostalgia-angst-ridden fiction? Then buckle up and head straight for Turbulence by Samit Basu!
Awesomely kick-ass, tongue firmly in cheek, a ‘fun’tabulously high laugh-out-loud and chuckles-per-page rate, completely contemporary, a total paisa-vasool plot and storyline (with a sequel just begging to be written) — it’s an absolutely “super” book! Yes, I’m positively gushing! 🙂
I can easily see it being made into (if all of the below haven’t already happened, that is)
(a) a comic
(b) a graphic novel
(c) a Bollywood movie (that adds songs and dances and removes all traces of story that are important to the plot)
(d) a Hollywood movie that will launch a new Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox of sub-continental origin, with mind-blowing effects
I won’t say anything more; just that you simply must go and get this book and experience it yourself — yes, not just read; it’s an experience all right, and I mean that in a very good way!
It’s certainly the first of its kind that I’ve read from an Indian author, and hats off to Samit Basu for pulling this off most adroitly!